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tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 02:30PM JST
You were the one that said you didn't know which side of the fence I was on, I believe. Just clearing it up for you.
"They" being the people trained to do so. I would hope so since that is their job.
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tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 01:58PM JST
A very small number considering how many people ride the trains.
The only time I have ever seen anyone upset at staff has been when the shinkansen was about four hours late and the staff in Shin-Osaka station did pretty much nothing to help anyone. Last train was long gone and JR wouldn't fork over money for taxis. Lots of screaming at staff there but they all stood their dough faced repeating "moshiwakenai". Surprised no one punched one of them - or perhaps someone did.
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tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 01:40PM JST
Do you seriously think that a gorilla's life is more important than the child's life in this situation?
This poster summed it up nicely for me.
**Lowland gorillas: possibly 100,000 individuals, maybe less.
Homo sapiens sapiens: 7.4 billion people.
I wonder who is more worthy of protection and care.**
As for the poster question which side of the fence I am in, I am 100% against zoos but know that most people are not. I'm not dumb enough to think that this would change the mind of millions who have no ideas with animals being stressed out in cages and areas far too small for them. Add in the screaming crowds, the banging on glass/windows... But hey, Johnny gets to see a gorilla so who care about the animals?
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 10:24AM JST
We have very different ideas of what "safe" means then if you think a crowded area full of strangers is a "safe" place for a four year old.
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 10:16AM JST
The child was FOUR!! He IS a small child.
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 10:10AM JST
Walking on the street can be dangerous. Taking a bath can be dangerous. Sleeping in your bed can be dangerous. Pretty much everything can be dangerous. But when something happens, it isn't always someones fault.
Which is why one should hold their small child's hand. Which is why one doesn't leave their small child in the bath alone. Which is why one shouldn't use heavy blankets for small children. Want to keep playing the game?
A "moment" isn't long enough for a kid to be able to do what this child did. Give me a break. You ARE being flippant. Tell me something, you fine with the parents who allowed their kid to be a kid in the forest in Hokkaido? You know, a little freedom and all that.
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 10:02AM JST
Stranger, would you be so flippant about this all is that child had died? I highly doubt it.
Petting zoos can also be dangerous - which is why there are signs all over telling parents to watch their kids. It's not just for the safety of the kids either. Kids can cause problems - and death - to animals if they are not watched properly. You know, like what happened here. Dead gorilla because of... a child.
Yes, kids should be kids but since when is allowing your four year old free reign at a zoo something a responsible parent does? There re parks, backyards and play areas FOR such times.
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
There are no cars at zoos, so letting your kid roam free a bit is not a big issue.
No, it IS a big issue. When parents take their kids anywhere they are responsible for looking after their well being. You don't allow a four year old to "roam free" anywhere, more so a crowded zoo with animals that could hurt them. They aren't old enough to look after themselves. That's their care givers responsibility.
tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 09:34AM JST
Police said they will look into filing neglect charges against the boy’s parents, according to Kyodo.
Don't look into it, do it. And while they're at it, remove the sister from the care of the parents, question her and insist these two morons are never allowed to have another child in their care again.
I hope this is a huge wake up call to some of the parents in this country who seem to think throwing their kids outside or on the balcony alone and in the cold is a good punishment. It isn't. It's abuse.
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tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 09:30AM JST
Just because that's your area doesn'T mean it is for every other Cleo.... Round and round we go.
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tmarieMay. 31, 2016 - 09:29AM JST
But not as much as that as a fellow 4 year old human child... In YOUR opinion. Gorillas are dying out because of stupid humans and this is a fine example of why we need to rethink zoos and how we treats other species other than our own.
The parents needs to be accountable for the cost of all of this and the life of that poor creature. Do I think the zoo made the right call? I can't say for sure. What I do know is that this women supposedly had three kids with her so perhaps zoos needs to start making a rule about how many adults they need to have with kids if adults can't keep their eye on the kids they're supposed to be looking after. It's not like getting into a zoo pen of such an animal takes only seconds and is easy to do. Better yet, close all zoos and put these animals in sanctuaries so they don'T have to deal with crap like this.
tmarieMay. 30, 2016 - 01:29PM JST
Granted it's a bit easier when the youngest hits kindy, but they're still home by 2.
Maybe where you live they are. They certainly aren't home by 2:00 where I am.
tmarieMay. 28, 2016 - 08:09AM JST
Often? Sorry but when does school start where you are? Kids grow up and these small, hard years don't last that long unless a couple is constantly having babies.
tmarieMay. 28, 2016 - 08:07AM JST
Yes, those cold hearted, gold digging younger women who won't allow themselves to be used as punching bags. How horrible they are. The comments here are disgusting and says so much about the level of posters.
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tmarieMay. 26, 2016 - 05:08PM JST
Can you play with your kids outside, read books with them, take a walk with them, doing homework with them, sit next to them and watch them draw pictures AND THEN do the housework at the same time?
Perhaps they could do the cleaning when the kids are away getting their homework from school? Juku? I mean really, homework being given means someone else is with the kids...
tmarieMay. 25, 2016 - 10:47AM JST
I'm sad to say but this is exactly why I didn't donate. I learned my lesson after Tohoku. Sorry but I'm not sending money to line the pockets of those in power.
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tmarieMay. 24, 2016 - 09:15PM JST
It seems some of you are forgetting that toddlers/babies grow and go to kindy, ele school, JHS... Being a SAHM mom to small kids is without a doubt hard but once those kids go off to kindy? Sorry but no. Those SAHM aren't doing much more housework/child rearing than your average FT working mom in this country.
As for the topic at hand, well if you lead separate lives from the get go - hubby at work all the time, golf on the weekends and wife raising kids and having hobbies - why would anyone think it would be easy to deal with each other when retired? Its common sense but as we all know, common sense it's so common.
tmarieMay. 21, 2016 - 11:34AM JST
** “My reaction was, Again! Aren’t the people in Okinawa allowed to enjoy a normal life? Crimes occur because there are bases,” said Mutsumi Gushi, 66, who lives in the prefectural capital of Naha.
A 68-year-old woman from Naha said, “It reminded me of the 1995 rape of a girl. This is unforgivable.”**
Again? How many rapes and murders have their been by Americans vs locals? How many per capita? It reminded her of 1995? Is she reminded of all the rapes by locals when one hits the news that an Okinawa raped a local girl? I 100% understand that people don't want the bases but give me a break.
As for "unfair", has this guy looked at the sentencing foreigners get vs Japanese when it comes to the Japanese criminal system?
tmarieMay. 17, 2016 - 12:30PM JST
So in Canada I can now join women in the dressing room and sports teams if I just declare that I feel female today? Our societies are going mad.
Seems to be pretty much it. I've noticed a lot of backlash against anyone who dares to question this - homophobic (though so not the correct word and I still don't get how this is lumped in with gay, lesbian and bi folks), anti-transgender (since when did asking questions make anyone anti whatever?) and on and on. People have been posting memes about "If you're scared about a transgender male in your daughter's bathroom, what about your son?" which misses the point totally. I shudder to think about what would happen here in Japan is such a law was put in place. Lord knows the pervs most certainly WOULD use this. Which is very unfair to those transgenders who really don't identify with their parts and get lumped in with. I'm all for folks using the handicapped toilets and lord, the backlash on that comment...
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tmarieMay. 17, 2016 - 10:39AM JST
What concerns me is how Hollywood will just look the other way. He married is Ex wife's adoptive daughter for FFS. A daughter he was a father figure to. I remember when that was going on and thinking how disgusting it was and yet, Hollywood just looked the other way. Same with that other creep (Polanski?) who raped a young actress. Isn't allowed in the US but makes films in Europe and people still work with him. Says so much about white male privilege.
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Jun. 01, 2016 - 06:48AM JST
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YubaruJUN. 01, 2016 - 05:28AM JSTDO you know the difference between paying respects and apologizing?
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Jun. 01, 2016 - 06:45AM JST
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Jun. 01, 2016 - 06:40AM JST
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